• Cleveland Magazine: Med-Mart Free For All. Very nice roundup of the various reactions and comments to the Medical Mart / Convention Center decision. The best item linked here is all the sputtering by the Greater Cleveland Partnership, whose desires were totally rejected. Obviously the Mall site is the correct one (and I believe that’s the case no matter the cost difference), but there are some good follow-up questions here. The best ones center around whether or not the convention center can or will extend over the train tracks and shoreway and finally connect downtown to the lake. This kind of connection is both obvious and needed and I hope that it can be accomodated in this plan.
  • NY Times: Babies Know: A Little Dirt is Good For You. One of the major theories as to why immune related diseases and allergies are on the rise in the West is that we do not expose ourselves (and our children) to enough bad stuff. Basically, as one of the doctors in the article asks, “Are we too clean?”
 

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